Jessie J Tops MOBOs With Four Awards
The MOBO awards made it clear they know who Jessie J is. The pop newcomer won Best Album for her debut album, "Who You Are," as well as Best Song ("Do It Like a Dude"), Best Newcomer and Best UK Act.
"Wow. I did not expect to win that at all," she said while accepting the Best Album award in Glasgow on Wednesday night. "I just want to say the biggest thank you to my fans because I watched this last year by myself in my living room and no one knew who I was and now I just won best album. That is epic."
In all, the singer lost in only one category, Best Video, which went to Tinchy Styder and Dappy's "Spaceship."
Jessie J has enjoyed a banner year at home and abroad since the release of "Who You Are," serving as the MTV Video Music Awards' house performer, playing "Saturday Night Live" and watching the album peak at No. 11 on the Billboard 200. According to the Guardian, the album has sold 600,000 copies in the UK.
The ceremony, the event's 16th, also included a tribute to late singer Amy Winehouse that featured her goddaughter, Dionne Bromfield. Bromfield sang "Love is a Losing Game."
The full list of MOBO winners:
Best UK act: Jessie J
Best newcomer: Jessie J
Best hip hop/grime act: Tinie Tempah
Best video: Spaceship, Tinchy Stryder and Dappy
Best international act: Rihanna
Best song: Do it Like a Dude, Jessie J
Best album: Who You Are, Jessie J
Best reggae act: Alborosie
Best jazz act: Kairos 4Tet
Best African act: Wizkid
Best gospel act: Triple O
Best R&B/soul act: Adele
Outstanding contribution to music: Boyz II Men